To infinity and beyond with JPL’s new director

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A model of NASA’s Perseverance rover is seen at JPL. The original rover landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. The rover is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life. Photo by Zaydee Sanchez for KCRW.

Laurie Leshin, JPL’s new director, wants to explore the far reaches of space, find evidence of life on Mars, and make the institution more inclusive.

Emily Haag spent 85 days running from Jacksonville, Florida to Santa Monica to help raise funds and awareness for the group Students Run LA.